Typical use cases for Cloud Networks¶
Cloud Networks is especially useful for tightening security, increasing flexibility, and maintaining uninterrupted availability.
Secure east and west traffic
Get fully isolated, single-tenant Layer 2 networks designed to securely transfer sensitive information between servers located in the same region.
Enforce consistent network configuration
Program static routes, the gateway IP, and DNS servers into the Cloud Network API and have them automatically injected in your servers at boot time or when the network is attached. Use a Gateway Instances to connect your isolated Cloud Servers to the Internet.
Securely connect to remote resources via VPN. By programming static routes into your Cloud Networks subnet, you can ensure that all servers attached to your Cloud Network can access the remote networks connected via VPN.
Because multiple servers can share the same IP address, you can use fast IP address failover to enable high availability without making a separate API call.